Japan Expo - August 22-24, 2014 San Mateo Event Center, California


Shinji ARAMAKI joins Japan Expo's guest list: come and meet the director of Appleseed and of the recent Space Pirate Captain Harlock!

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Born in 1960 in Fukuoka, Shinji ARAMAKI is a very prolific director and mecha-designer. He is a leader in the field of computer graphics and animation, on which his style has a great impact in Japan and beyond.

He began his career in the world of animation in the 80s. As a mecha-designer, he has been engaged in the making of Genesis Climber Mospeada (1983-1984),Megazone 23 Part I & Part II (1985-1986), Crush Gear Turbo (2001-2003), Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (2004-2006), as well as Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011), to mention only a few.

Comfortable and confident in all the cinematic creation posts he occupied, Shinji ARAMAKI was also involved in the production design of Bubblegum Crisis (1987-1991),Fullmetal Alchemist (2003-2004), Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005) and Soul Eater (2008-2009).

Among his major works as a director, there is Appleseed (2004), Appleseed Ex Machina (2007), Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) and of course Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) released in Europe last winter.

In 2014, the audience had the pleasure to see him back for the making of Appleseed Alpha, to be released soon.

major works


  • Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (1988) (director, mecha designer)
  • Megazone 23 Part III (1989) (the project’s draft, director)
  • Gasaraki (1998-1999) (mecha designer, storyboard for the episode 25)
  • Appleseed (2004)
  • Appleseed Ex Machina (2007)
  • Viper’s Creed (2009)
  • Halo Legends (2010) (creative director)
  • Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
  • Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)


  • Genesis Climber Mospeada (1983-1984)
  • MASK (1985-1986)
  • Megazone 23 Part I (1985)
  • Megazone 23 Part II (1986)
  • Iczer-One Acte II (“Iczer Sigma’s Challenge”) (1986)
  • Iczer-One Acte III (“Concluding Volume”) (1987)
  • Magie bleue (1989)
  • Crush Gear Turbo (2001-2003)
  • Wolf’s Rain (2003)
  • Astro Boy 2003 (2003-2004)
  • Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (2004)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (2004-2006)
  • Project Blue Earth SOS (2006)
  • REIDEEN (2007)
  • Oh! Edo Rocket (2007)
  • Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula (2007)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
  • 009 RE: CYBORG (2012)
  • Captain Earth (2014)

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